1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Alpha King - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Alpha KingAlpha King

Educational use only; do not reuse.

5,551 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 5,551
Reviews: 1,718
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 901
Gots: 796 | FT: 25
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.66% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-23-2000

A bold yet balanced American Pale Ale with slight caramel sweetness and aggressive citrus hoppiness. This is our flagship beer.

68 IBU
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 5,551 | Reviews: 1,718
Photo of owenbrau
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of DrDemento456
4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I should have know it was fresh but bottled 5/12/14 so less than two weeks old! Does it ever get old though it sells so fast and at $3.99 a bottle DAMN!

A - Looks more like a Old ale than a pale ale. A very deep copper brown with a solid 2 inches of head. Makes for great lacing and still a a ring of lace after a few sips!
S - Really muted smell mild pine or citrus and no pale malts I can detect. I know it's not me I just smelled a Victory 1337 and it was very hoppy.
T - Ok so its defiantly got an intense hop bite which clings to the tongue after each sip. West coast abrasive but mild enough to session I am really digging this.
M - For the ABV its quite light to medium and smooth. I could see why this is popular.

Overall I could see why this brewery is quite good for an extreme pale ale it flourishes and I would consider picking up more offerings especially if they started using the 12oz format more often!

Photo of RAlmeida77
3.75/5  rDev -12%

Photo of mrkdwrds
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of LehighAce06
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of schnell
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Saudereth
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of robear
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Swaino
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of timoteo833
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of kudsak
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very solid IPA. Smooth mouthfeel and hoppy taste, with a subtle background maltiness.. Pleasant, hoppy aroma. Gives an even, strong taste of hops while not being overly bitter. Definitely very drinkable as a daily beer, think this would supplant Furious as my go-to if it was available in my area.

Photo of heystevec
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Jlu73183
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of jsf14
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Pale_Horse
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of jlg79fe
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of tpeters
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Rudes
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of gashmoney
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of OleJohnnieAle
3.75/5  rDev -12%

Photo of antott0523
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of weaksauce
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of MalKen
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of ArghImaPenguin
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 5/7- drank 5/21...only 2 weeks old!

A- Pours amber with a tallish white head as poured. Fades to a light covering with lacing on the glass.

S- Mid level smell of hops...not overpowering

T- Hops don't disappoint. Citrus flavor are nice and balanced.

MF- Feels smooth in the mouth. Coats it and fades aways at a good pace to not oulive its welcome, but leave you ready for the next gulp.

O- Overall, its an enjoyable pale ale. Easy drinking, tasty and easier to get than most other 3 Floyds.

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Alpha King from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,551 ratings.